When you visit Los Cabos you want to be able to experience the authentic side of the Mexican vacation destination, along with all of the other exciting activities. To be sure, the stunning beaches, adventurous water sports, and all-inclusive amenities are not to be missed, but neither are the opportunities to immerse yourself in Mexican culture and history while you have the chance. To help you do that, we’ll tell you about five Los Cabos tours that offer the most authentic cultural experience.
These tours will either take you through historic streets, to historic buildings, on a journey to Baja’s authentic villages or to experience ancient rituals. This will allow you to better understand the history and culture of Los Cabos and the Baja California Peninsula. The five tours listed below can be found on Viator, Tripadvisor, and Travelocity, or by doing a simple Google search for cultural experiences, depending on which one you’re interested in.
Historical and Cultural Walking Tour of San José del Cabo – Viator
This short tour only lasts about 1.5 – 2.5 hours and only costs $39 per person but it is a great way to get some background in San Jose del Cabo. Your guide will walk you through the streets of the historic town and share little-known stories and legends of Los Cabos and the Baja California Peninsula, including tales of English and Dutch pirates that inhabited the region. Winter tour options are 9:00 am and 6:00 pm and tourgoers meet in the Gallery District.
Cultural & Ecology, Nature & History of the hidden towns of Southern Baja – Viator
This much longer tour lasts for 6 hours and will take you away from Los Cabos to some other authentic villages of the Baja California Peninsula. You’ll visit four villages, Miraflores Village, where you’ll see furniture and saddle makers in action, Santiago, where you’ll visit a freshwater lagoon, Buena Vista, where you’ll find thermal hot springs, and Barriles, where you’ll enjoy lunch in the small fishing village. The tour is priced at $125 per person and is available Monday, Tuesday, and Friday, leaving at 9:00 am, with hotel pickup.
San Jose del Cabo Historic District Walking Tour – Viator
This 2.5-hour walking tour through the historic district of San Jose del Cabo only costs $39 and will take you to some of the most historic places in the city. You’ll visit historic buildings and houses and see historic colonial architecture, as well as the Art District where you can learn about the area from the works of Mexican artists. Tourgoers will meet at the Cobalto Pottery store in San Jose del Cabo on Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday at 6 pm for the winter tour.
Temazcal Ceremony at Playa Grande Spa – Travelocity
For $139 you can experience a 1.5-hour authentic ritual of the pre-Hispanic people that occupied the region, that has been practiced for more than a thousand years. The Temazcal Ceremony is a sweat lodge experience that uses the elements of earth, water, air, and fire to balance the body and mind and cleanse the soul. Included with the ceremony is a pre-Hispanic food menu. The ceremony is offered daily at 3:00 pm.
Walk the Native Pericu Road in Sierra de la Laguna – Tripadvisor
For $130 you can take a 7-8 hour tour through the Sierra de la Laguna mountains that will explore the indigenous people of Baja California. Along with a four-mile hike, you will be able to experience a traditional meal that includes handmade tortillas and rancho cheese made by a California rancho. The tour provides hotel pick up and drop off and is available Mondays and Saturdays at 12:30 pm.
When you visit Los Cabos you will definitely want to enjoy the beaches and amenities but any of these tours will allow you to leave Los Cabos feeling a little more connected to the people of the region. And that is what traveling is truly all about.
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